Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 8392] New: Hard Lock Subsequent to Boot

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sat Apr 28 2007 - 15:19:08 EST

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 11:59:06AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 3: Performa a git bisection search, find the buggy patch. This is quite a
> lot of work, and I hate asking people to do it because we don't (afaik)
> have any particularly good documentation on how to perform it.

The text I'm using for telling people how to bisect is:

<-- snip -->

# install git and cogito on your computer

# clone Linus' tree:
cg-clone \

# start bisecting:
cd linux-2.6
git bisect start
git bisect bad v2.6.21
git bisect good v2.6.20
cp /path/to/.config .

# start a round
make oldconfig
# install kernel, check whether it's good or bad, then:
git bisect [bad|good]
# start next round

After at about 12 reboots you'll have found the guilty commit
("... is first bad commit").

More information on git bisecting:
man git-bisect

<-- snip -->

Is this text understandable?

If not, what is missing?



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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